Nigeria launches investigation into killing of peaceful protesters


Nigerian authorities have launched an investigation into the killing of several peaceful protesters in the city of Lagos.

This was stated by the Nigerian president on 26th October, 2020 on his Twitter handle.

“‘The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Govt has my full support, as it commences sitting this week,” President Mohammadu Buhari tweeted.

”I‘m confident that all the State Panels will help ensure justice is done on behalf of the peaceful protesters and law enforcement agents who sadly lost their lives,” PMB added.

The protests against police brutality, which started almost two weeks ago, have continued to gain momentum in most cities of the country, forcing the government to declare curfew in some states.

Dozens of protesters were killed and hundreds severely injured in Lagos at the Lekki Gate protesting ground during a face-off with multiple gunmen last Tuesday.

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